Alcantara gorges and river
The name of this river means “the bridge” (al qantarah, in Arabic) and it divides the province of Catania from that of Messina. The Alcantara, where in the past the Arabs tried to breed...
It’s the highest top (1374 meters) of Peloritani mountains.
From its top one can enjoy a wonderful view of Ionian sea and of the Eolian islands !
Maybe the most beautiful path to get there is from Portella Mandrazzi (1125 metri s.l.m.), between the towns of Novara di Sicilia and Francavilla di Sicilia.
Ten kilometers fully immersed in the forest with a stunning view of Etna volcano too !
Say hello to the boar if you see it !